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    derailleur help please!!!

    so my rear der. has something screwy going on. not sure if its the der or the shifter, but say my shfiter says im on 9, but my chain is on the 2nd smallest cog, still has one to go. and also my shifter will only go down to 2 but my chain will be on my biggest cog. how do i fix this?

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    This is a good cover-to-cover RD adjustment tutorial from Park Tools. Excellent website for the DITY wrencher.

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    Look here: http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/fix/ for advices.
    To me it looks like you need to loosen the rear derailleur cable. Possibly, you need to loosen the "High" limit screw as well.

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    is there a chance its something wrong with the actual shifter?i loosened the h screw a good bit and that didnt fix it

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldjoe38
    is there a chance its something wrong with the actual shifter?i loosened the h screw a good bit and that didnt fix it
    the H and L screw only keep the chain from going too far either way
    loosen the clamp holding the cable, the chain should go all the way to one side. adjust the limit screw, tighten the clamp and shift all the way to the other side , adjust the other limit screw. now you should only need to fine tune the cable adjusters.
    Read the links posted Park tools has detailed instructions
    http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=64

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldjoe38
    is there a chance its something wrong with the actual shifter?i loosened the h screw a good bit and that didnt fix it
    How about loosening the cable? Judging by your description, your rear mech is constantly 1 gear lower than the shifter, isn't it? If so, the apparent solution is to try and loosen the cable. You may do it by turning the adjusting barrel on the shifter clockwise. If it is not enough, there must be(on most rear mechs) a barrel on the mech itself, where the cable enters.

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